Don’t throw away those panties just yet! Follow our ultimate guide to removing period stains and you’ll never let another period stain ruin a favorite pair of panties again.
For Fresh Stains
Put the fabric under cold or lukewarm running water in your sink or bathtub, letting the force of the water itself dissolve the blood. If residual blood remains, lather up some soap, and scrub the rest of the stain out with your fingers or a scrub brush. Regular hand or bath soap works really well on blood.
For Older, Dried, or Super Stubborn Stains
Pour hydrogen peroxide on the period stain and let is soak for 30 seconds. Wipe it up with a washcloth and it should be gone!
Do a test spot first! Hydrogen peroxide can bleach some fabrics.
If You Need to DIY It with Things Already Around the House
When you’re out of hydrogen peroxide or spot cleaner or you’re away from home and have no access to soap, use this method instead: Crush up a few aspirin pills, combine them with water to make a paste, and put it on the stain. It’ll do a good job of removing it. A packet of salt or a few spoons of baking soda also work the same way.
Start the stain removal process as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more time the stain has to set in and it will be even harder to get out.